For Halloween I had lots of nice projects in mind that I wanted to make, but after discovering a great Etsy Pattern Store called The Velvet Acorn, knitting fever came over me and all planned projects had to give way.
The first thing I made, is this one for my youngest daughter, called the Azel Pullover.
We're in november already and in just a couple of weeks Sinterklaas (also called Saint Nicholas) will arrive here in The Netherlands. Three weeks after his arrival we will celebrate his birthday, the occasion where children will get lots of presents from the old man (bought by us, the parents, of course).
In preparation of this happy day I started this week by making some home made presents for my daughters. My youngest daughter, who is seven years old, always is 'into something' and currently it's (you would never guess this) unicorns!!
Last week I showed you a pullover that I made for her, from a pattern by The Velvet Acorn, and in the same Etsy store I found a great, original pattern for a Unicorn Hat, that's also a shawl.
A colleague of mine is totally into Japan and has traveled around there for three times now. The last time she was in Japan she shared a couple of pink children's chopsticks on Instagram to let everybody know she was expecting a little girl, so making a little kokeshi doll for the baby seemed logical. www.betweennapsontheporch.net
I found the free pattern for the doll here